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Re: S54 Powered 323i - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:22 pm

Hi Topcat,

I think that is an old rule the MSA had to do with rallying and displaying event numbers between stages, covering themselves for liability Insurance etc.

As far as I was aware, as long as my car is insured and the insurance company know it has race numbers on the side its fine.

Plenty of modern cars (mini's and beetles) come from the dealers with numbers on the side these days.

Cheers for the heads up on the PBMW mag, which month was it reported?

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Re: S54 Powered 323i - Duracel79 - England

Post by TopCat » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:43 pm

Duracel79 wrote:Hi Topcat,

I think that is an old rule the MSA had to do with rallying and displaying event numbers between stages, covering themselves for liability Insurance etc.-- But it is still "bad form" if you are a real racer!!

Plenty of modern cars (mini's and beetles) come from the dealers with numbers on the side these days.-- yes like Herbie rides again-they are not real racers!

Cheers for the heads up on the PBMW mag, which month was it reported?-- current edition

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Post by e21-Mark » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:04 am

Really great pictures and road trip. :thumbsup

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Post by Duracel79 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Found and bought a couple of pics of me in the Karusell at the Nordshleife:

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Post by uwbuurman » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:27 am

Looks like you're whistling behind the wheel! Nice pics, Ben
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Post by Jeroen » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:55 am

I can imagine you had to have them, great pics making great memories of a wonderful trip!
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Post by Duracel79 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 am

uwbuurman wrote:Looks like you're whistling behind the wheel! Nice pics, Ben
Not far off, tootling round at maybe 75% just enjoying the moment.

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Post by nas80 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:29 am

Nice pics mate
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Post by Duracel79 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi all,

Re-Shell project has started see here:
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Post by Duracel79 » Tue May 26, 2015 10:32 pm

Finally got to video and hear someone else driving my car, it does sound nice :mrgreen:

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Re: S54 Powered 323i - Duracel79 - England

Post by Peter V. » Tue May 26, 2015 11:42 pm

Damn, what a nice sound! :rev
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Post by Duracel79 » Tue May 26, 2015 11:48 pm

Thanks I think so too, it's only been 3 years for me to hear it.
Very different when your inside, just very load intake noises.
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Post by Jeroen » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:13 pm

Nice to meet again at the Sharknose Meet!

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Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:14 pm

+1!!
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Re: S54 Powered 323i - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:23 am

Good to see you guys there, was pleased by the amount of interest the donor car provoked on the rollers.

Would be good to see a video from near the Trumpets if anyone has one, that's where the noise is, rather than the quiet exhaust :whistle

As mentioned in the other thread, this donor car will be started to be stripped in September, so will be an end on an era for me.
We'll see if she will live on in another form later :wink:

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